TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2012) -
NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Medifocus Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MFS)(MDFZF) (Medifocus or the Company) announces that, subject to regulatory approval, it will extend the expiry date of 4,090,775 outstanding common share purchase warrants (the Warrants) by one year. The Warrants were issued by Medifocus in November 2008 by way of private placement. The expiry date of the Warrants was extended to November 25, 2012 in November 2010. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of Medifocus at a price of $0.60.
Subject to the regulatory approval, the Company will extend the term of the Warrants from November 25, 2012 to November 25, 2013. All other terms and conditions of the Warrants will remain unchanged and in full force and effect.
Medifocus owns a patented microwave focusing technology platform (the Adaptive Phased Array (APA) technology), which can precisely target and control microwave energy to cause heating in cancerous tumors anywhere in the body reliably and repeatedly. The ability to target tumors with a precision controlled dose of heat can be used to destroy tumors at higher temperatures, to treat tumors in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiation at moderate temperatures for increased effectiveness and reduced toxicity and to trigger the targeted release of therapeutic drugs and genes at tumor sites at lower temperatures. While the core technology has been licensed from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Medifocus has further refined the precision of the microwave focusing and control ability and developed a commercial system dedicated exclusively for the treatment of Breast Cancer. With the acquisition of Prolieve, Medifocus now owns in addition, a revenue generating commercial BPH heat treatment product generating cash flow to support the development and commercialization of other catheter based or APA based external focused heat systems for targeted thermotherapy of deep seated tumors anywhere in the body. Please visit www.medifocusinc.com for more details.
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